Live auction - Lot 956


MÜNSTER, Sebastian

Typus orbis Ptol. descriptus.

C. 1552

€ 800 / 1.000

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Lot description

Woodcut, 25,2 x 34,3 cm (traces of central fold).

Hinged at upper edge. Under passe-partout.

Ptolomaic map of the world figuring only 3 continents (Africa, Europe and Asia) from Munster's "Geographia universalis [...]" after the Greek mathematician and astronomer Claudius Ptolemy (c. 100-170). Large ornamental border with 12 windheads. Latin title ("Descriptio orbis generalis [...]") in woodcut border on verso.
Ref. Shirley 76. - Karrow 58/74.

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Lot 956

Typus orbis Ptol. descriptus.

MÜNSTER, Sebastian

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